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(BBC-US)   Exit polling in Crimea shows 93% of voters in favor of leaving Ukraine for Russia. Problem solved, right?   (bbc.com) divider line 36
    More: Followup, Ukraine, Crimean, Russia, ethnic Russians, Independence Square, Prime Minister of Ukraine, Donetsk, exit polls  
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2014-03-16 04:13:03 PM  
6 votes:
i823.photobucket.com
2014-03-16 04:26:21 PM  
3 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-03-16 07:37:22 PM  
2 votes:

Pichu0102: geek_mars: ........

...So uh, what does Russia get out of Crimea then?



They've already got lots of vodka...... so this time it's Port.
2014-03-16 05:56:25 PM  
2 votes:

Cyber_Junk: Nemo's Brother: Now Obama can ignore the crossed line he drew in the sand. "This is a good day for democracy" he will say.

Okay Admiral McArchairforce, do tell us what Obama should do and what the future ramafications will be.  Up to and including what the costs in lives, the future financial burdens, and the future stability/instability of the region will be like.

Got no answers?   I thought not.   Now please STFU and sit down.


I'll take this one. If I were POTUS, I would announce a televised speech from the oval office. I would invite Kate Upton to strip tease while I ate a double cheeseburger and drank a beer while pushing a series of about 50 red buttons. Midway through I would say, "oh, hi America... I didn't hear you walk in. I'm currently sending ICBMs equipped with nuclear warheads to Russia's military targets." Then continue while Kate twerked next to my desk. When finished, I'd drain my pint glass and hit the intercom for the fist lady to come fill up my glass.

Then I'd look straight into the camera and say, "Don't fark with the United States or our allies. Goodnight America."

/I'm sure he had something better.
2014-03-16 04:28:08 PM  
2 votes:
Were these same people asked to pick up a can, too?
2014-03-16 04:11:21 PM  
2 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-03-16 04:01:45 PM  
2 votes:

hi13760: I wonder what happen to the other 7% ?


Siberia.
2014-03-16 03:44:31 PM  
2 votes:
Russia has never had a more legitimate claim on anything than this.

So, really, it's like 15% legitimate. Maybe even as high as 20%.
2014-03-16 03:41:11 PM  
2 votes:
Seems legit.
2014-03-16 02:21:44 PM  
2 votes:
i1182.photobucket.com
2014-03-16 09:05:14 PM  
1 votes:
I just want to ask Romney if Putin is still better than Obama.
2014-03-16 08:52:06 PM  
1 votes:

zimbomba63: iron de havilland: iron de havilland: puffy999: This is actually a problem with leadership across the world.

Occasionally, guys spring up who NEED to be taken out. Putin needed to be taken out before he even made it into office.

Yeah, unfortunately he managed to entrench himself in the government of Russia before that happened.

We can all enjoy the schadenfreude of the idea that there is probably a Lavrentiy Beria close to him. Hopefully, Putin will reap what he has sown.

uber humper: If they stood up to Putin, with threats of attack, Putin would back down, be make a laughing stock at home, and forced out.

I wish that could happen, but there are too many European investments in Russia, particularly in terms of gas and all that.

The farkwit deserves to be knocked down a peg or two. I hope it happens, but it may not.

/And I'm quite aware of the irony of my posts in the Fred Phelps thread compared to my thoughts on Putin.
//People are complicated and hypocritical, aren't they?

Oh, and I forgot to mention:

something something land war in Asia something.

Gosh, what does Asia have to do with this?


Besides not putting out a good album since "Astra"?
2014-03-16 08:28:40 PM  
1 votes:

orbister: violentsalvation: So pack your sh*t and GTFO. Maybe the rest of Ukraine doesn't want to cede territory to their bully neighbor.

Cede territory which was handed to Ukraine, against the wishes of the inhabitants, by a dictator a mere sixty years ago?


Odd, I seem to recall the Tartars not liking the Russians much.

Ooooh, you mean the "inhabitants" brought in to take over the homes of the victims of genocide. Well OF COURSE their wishes are paramount! Good on you for taking the moral high road and finding the real victims here.
2014-03-16 07:58:04 PM  
1 votes:

JSTACAT: Well, the old know they are soon gonna die & they figger, everyone else ought to do the same.


Sounds good, Cletus.
2014-03-16 07:23:48 PM  
1 votes:

Trocadero: Target Builder: FormlessOne: So, is this how it works? Let's see if that works here! Wouldn't that be grand!?

1. Texans move en masse to Mexico, but only to the Chihuahua and Coahuila states.
2. The United States claims that pro-Texas Mexicans are being threatened.
3. The United States marches unmarked troops and equipment across the U.S.-Mexico border into those two states.
4. The United States justifies the occupation by claiming to be there solely to ensure the safety of pro-Texas Mexicans. We lock up Mexican troops in their own bases, and pro-Texas supporters beat the ever-loving crap out of any native Mexican who protests the occupation.
5. When other governing bodies, such as the EU, complain about the clearly illegal occupation, the United States brings up decades of illegal occupations around the world.
6. Meanwhile, U.S. supporters wage a viral war for hearts and minds on the Internet.
7. The pro-Texas Mexicans construct their own interim government, and then hold a "vote" as to whether the Chihuahua & Coahuila states should become part of Texas.
8. The vote, stunningly, is 93% in favor of joining Texas, as most native Mexicans have gotten the hell out of Chihuahua & Coahuila.

That sounds legit!

Isn't that about how the US got Texas to start with?

That is exactly how Texas became a US state to begin with. Well, Santa Ana sure helped, too.


Let's cut a deal.  We'll give Texas back to Mexico if Russia gives Crimea back to Ukraine.
2014-03-16 07:08:49 PM  
1 votes:

Nutsac_Jim: Cyber_Junk: Nemo's Brother: Now Obama can ignore the crossed line he drew in the sand. "This is a good day for democracy" he will say.

Okay Admiral McArchairforce, do tell us what Obama should do and what the future ramafications will be.  Up to and including what the costs in lives, the future financial burdens, and the future stability/instability of the region will be like.

Got no answers?   I thought not.   Now please STFU and sit down.

How nice of you to ask a question and then answer it for him.

How long did you suck your dad's dick until your mom found out?

Oh, 8 years?  Is that why he bought you a new Mustang?


What a dear.  You're the intelligent one in your social circle, aren't you?
2014-03-16 06:26:36 PM  
1 votes:

FormlessOne: So, is this how it works? Let's see if that works here! Wouldn't that be grand!?

1. Texans move en masse to Mexico, but only to the Chihuahua and Coahuila states.
2. The United States claims that pro-Texas Mexicans are being threatened.
3. The United States marches unmarked troops and equipment across the U.S.-Mexico border into those two states.
4. The United States justifies the occupation by claiming to be there solely to ensure the safety of pro-Texas Mexicans. We lock up Mexican troops in their own bases, and pro-Texas supporters beat the ever-loving crap out of any native Mexican who protests the occupation.
5. When other governing bodies, such as the EU, complain about the clearly illegal occupation, the United States brings up decades of illegal occupations around the world.
6. Meanwhile, U.S. supporters wage a viral war for hearts and minds on the Internet.
7. The pro-Texas Mexicans construct their own interim government, and then hold a "vote" as to whether the Chihuahua & Coahuila states should become part of Texas.
8. The vote, stunningly, is 93% in favor of joining Texas, as most native Mexicans have gotten the hell out of Chihuahua & Coahuila.

That sounds legit!


That's actually pretty close to how the US got Texas and Hawaii. In the case of Texas, Mexico invited immigrants from the fledgling US, who came in droves. Mexico felt over-whelmed, stopped immigration, and tried to strip away rights from the new arrivals, who kept on coming. The Texans rebelled and got their own country, then chose to join the US. In the case of Hawaii, US citizens started moving there in order to start plantations for a variety of products including sugarcane. The planters forced the King of Hawaii to sign an unfair constitution, then overthrew his successor when she tried to reduce the strength of the planters. The planters petitioned the US to make Hawaii a US territority and Hawaii eventually became a state.
2014-03-16 06:16:21 PM  
1 votes:
I can't wait till Kerry or Barry signs an agreement with Vlad then loudly proclaims on camera that there will be peace in our time.
2014-03-16 05:45:11 PM  
1 votes:

drjekel_mrhyde: Why do we even care? About a million people will die in Africa, South America and Asia this year from insects, but we can give one shiat about that.


img.fark.net

Thanks for trying! Here's your potato
2014-03-16 05:44:33 PM  
1 votes:
31.media.tumblr.com
2014-03-16 05:14:19 PM  
1 votes:
We all know what's gonna happen next:  The Boston Marathon will be bombed by Ukranian Crimeans to make a point.
2014-03-16 04:50:21 PM  
1 votes:

Nemo's Brother: Now Obama can ignore the crossed line he drew in the sand. "This is a good day for democracy" he will say.


farks's resident highchair general weighs in
2014-03-16 04:47:44 PM  
1 votes:

ontariolightning: EngineerAU: FormlessOne: Actually, China's largely stayed out of this conversation. They did, after all, abstain during the Security Council semaphore. China's more interested to see how this shakes out, especially as they have their own territorial turmoil with which to deal.

If China is playing the long game, they stand to gain since their population is booming while Russia's is declining. There are parts of Russia that are already majority ethnic Chinese. All they have to do is wait for Russia to continue to decline while the Chinese population grows inside Russia's borders.

dumbest comment of the day award. You must be the only person in the world who thinks china is having a population boom.


Afghanistan has a population boom. More in the literal sense, though
2014-03-16 04:45:14 PM  
1 votes:
And here I thought Putin was a first rate despot.  With results like that, he's just another third world wannabe despot like Ahmadinnerjacket.
2014-03-16 04:41:34 PM  
1 votes:
Now Obama can ignore the crossed line he drew in the sand. "This is a good day for democracy" he will say.
2014-03-16 04:38:29 PM  
1 votes:
So they are going to have one of these secession votes in Chechnya soon, right?
2014-03-16 04:28:08 PM  
1 votes:
Meanwhile at the Ukraine/Russian border (and with 96% of the vote in)

i3.photobucket.com
2014-03-16 04:23:51 PM  
1 votes:

iron de havilland: violentsalvation: So pack your sh*t and GTFO. Maybe the rest of Ukraine doesn't want to cede territory to their bully neighbor.

Yeah, this.

You want to be Russian? Move to farking Russia.

The real problem is that so many European countries depend on Russian gas and investments. I would dearly love for my government to administer Putin a richly deserved swift punch to the cock. But it won't happen. Eastern European nations that have been farked over by Russia in the past are very edgy at the moment.

I sincerely hope that the civilised world has the balls to tell Putin to fark off. Eject them from the G8. Sink the rouble. Give Russia's security council seat to Ukraine, just for shiats and giggles.


This is actually a problem with leadership across the world.

Occasionally, guys spring up who NEED to be taken out. Putin needed to be taken out before he even made it into office.
2014-03-16 04:19:45 PM  
1 votes:
So I'm sure any time there's a vote for a Russian territory to secede, Moscow just hands them a gift basket and says "good luck."
2014-03-16 04:16:25 PM  
1 votes:
The coming sanction war is going to hurt the global economy.

Prepare for MARTIAL LAW & SHARKNADOS

And flying taser fish.
2014-03-16 04:13:14 PM  
1 votes:

Ambivalence: You can't get 90% of a population to agree to ANYTHING without some threat or fiddling with numbers.

They should have aimed for 70something%.  Still an overwhelming mandate without that "dictatorial" feel to it.


CNN showed footage of people voting twice while the "observers" sat and watched.

Guess Crimea is like Russia after all.
2014-03-16 04:12:12 PM  
1 votes:

uber humper: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 528x456]


Tool or troll? You decide!
/tool
2014-03-16 04:05:07 PM  
1 votes:
It really seems like they're Putin on a show and Russian this whole thing through.
2014-03-16 04:03:01 PM  
1 votes:
So what they are saying is 7% of the voters will have unfortunate "accidents" in the next couple days?
2014-03-16 03:42:07 PM  
1 votes:

Ambivalence: You can't get 90% of a population to agree to ANYTHING without some threat or fiddling with numbers.

They should have aimed for 70something%.  Still an overwhelming mandate without that "dictatorial" feel to it.


Good call. 70% even seems high - just try asking folks around the office what they want for takeout.
2014-03-16 03:23:12 PM  
1 votes:
You can't get 90% of a population to agree to ANYTHING without some threat or fiddling with numbers.

They should have aimed for 70something%.  Still an overwhelming mandate without that "dictatorial" feel to it.
 
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